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26.16.03.00.htm 26.16.03.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 16 LEAD Chapter 03 Procedures for Making and Implementing a Qualified Offer Authority: Environment Article, ยง1-404 and 6-801โ€•6-852, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.16.03.01.htm 26.16.03.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter governs the making and implementation of a qualified offer under Environment Article, Title 6, Subtitle 8, Part V, Annotated Code of Maryland.
26.16.03.02.htm 26.16.03.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Permanent relocation" means a relocation of the household of a person at risk with elevated blood lead to a lead-safe dwelling without intent to return the household to the dwelling unit in which the person at risk resided when the qualified offer was made.2) "Responder" means an individual authorized to accept or reject a qualified offer as a person at r
26.16.03.03.htm 26.16.03.03. 03 Transmittal of a Qualified Offer.. A. A qualified offer shall be made to the responder on the qualified offer form required by the Department as provided in Regulation .04 of this chapter.B. The offeror shall submit two signed copies of the qualified offer to the responder and shall submit one copy to the local health department.C. The Department shall make the qualified offer form available in English and any other language that the Department consideD. The qualified offer sh
26.16.03.04.htm 26.16.03.04. 04 Qualified Offer Form.. Someone in Your Home Has a High Blood Lead Level โ€• What are Your Rights?. Recently, you and your landlord received a notice from the local health department informing you that you or someone in your household has a level of lead in his/her blood that can be hazardous to that person's health. Lead is a poison that can cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems and permanent damage to vital organs.Because of that high blood lead level, your landlo
26.16.03.05.htm 26.16.03.05. 05 Temporary and Permanent Relocation.. A. Payment by Offeror.. 1) An offeror may elect to pay for either permanent or temporary relocation of the household of a person at risk with elevated blood lead.2) The offeror may suggest one or more lead-safe dwelling units for permanent or temporary relocation.3) Unless the offeror and the responder agree otherwise, temporary relocation shall last not longer than 60 days.4) If the offeror and the responder agree, the res
26.16.03.06.htm 26.16.03.06. 06 Medically Necessary Treatments.. A. Medically necessary tests or treatments are those relating to elevated blood lead levels.. B. Medically necessary testing or treatments include:. 1) Educational evaluation;. 2) Psychometric testing;. 3) Inpatient treatment;. 4) Outpatient treatment;. 5) Behavioral therapy;. 6) Speech and language therapy;. 7) Medicine specifically related to elevated blood lead levels and medical conditions caused by elevated blood lead levels;
26.16.03.07.htm 26.16.03.07. 07 Benefits Payable per Child.. A. The person at risk with elevated blood lead is entitled to relocation benefits until the relocation benefits are exhausted or the child is 6 years old, whichever occurs first.B. The person at risk with elevated blood lead is entitled to medical benefits until the benefits are exhausted or, in the case of a child, until the child is 18 years old, whichever occurs first.C. Relocation benefits may be used for subsequent lead-safe dwelling units
26.16.03.08.htm 26.16.03.08. 08 Annual Report.. A. The offeror shall submit an annual report to the Department for each person at risk to whom the offeror has made a qualified offer and to each responder who has accepted a qualified offer on behalf of a person at risk.B. The annual report is due on or before December 31 of each year.. C. For each qualified offer that has been accepted, the annual report to the Department and the responder shall contain the f1) Name and date of birth of the person at risk;.
26.16.03.09.htm 26.16.03.09. 09 Statement of Benefits Remaining.. A. The offeror shall provide the responder with a benefits statement at such time as 80 percent of the available relocation benefits are exhausted.B. The offeror shall provide the responder with a benefits statement at such time as 80 percent of the available benefits for medically necessary treatments are exhausted.C. The benefit statements required under A and B of this regulation shall include the following information:
26.16.03.9999.htm 26.16.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01โ€•09 adopted as an emergency provision effective February 24, 1996 (22:24 Md. R. 1887) adopted permanently effective August 12, 1996 (23:16 Md. R. 1178)Regulation .04 amended effective February 23, 2009 (36:4 Md. R. 356). Regulation .05B amended effective February 23, 2009 (36:4 Md. R. 356). Regulation .05C adopted effective February 23, 2009 (36:4 Md. R. 356).
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